A conversation from earlier this week…
Me: (excitedly) I almost bought a new work dress today!
Daur1: Really? What was it like?
Me: Black; straight, sort of bodycon style, kind of thick fabric, but not tight, short sleeves, down to my knees, fit really well…
Daur1: So (raising eyebrows) like the other dresses you have?…
Me: No!! My other black dress swings, skater style!
Daur1: And the other one?
Me: (thinking) oh yeah, black, bodycon, but it’s longer…
Daur1: (walking away with a sigh) Same dress!!
So why is it that I almost bought a new dress that looks like two other dresses in my wardrobe? I think it must be that I’ve reached that age when I know what looks good on me – black, slimming, dresses – and what doesn’t. The reason I didn’t buy it?
Well, my problem with clothes shopping is that I need to know I have found the best buy – not necessarily cheapest – the best for me. I am not an impulsive shopper – unlike my dear husband – so I am happy to go to several shops before coming back to the first to make my purchase. I’ve always been like this, I think it stems from growing up with little money… though even my dear mother is impulsive. Back in the summer I took her grocery shopping and we left the shop with summer dresses for her granddaughters plus all the shoppings!
The dress was a lunch time trip, so I’ll take another look around another shop or two, do some more mulling over in my mind. And then make the buy. Mmm… I think it came in pillar box red… do you think that would look good for work?
PS – I’m going to try a few more photos with my posts… so here’s the dresses… with my blue Aztec skirt and green jumper – I do wear items of colour, and I think blue and green can go well!!